Monday, August 23, 2010

Fall is in the air...

School starts this week, the harvest is in, mums and other fall delights are popping up all over town, and even the air last night had a bit of crispness that whispered fall. It's coming, and as much as I hate to see summer go, there is just something so magical about autumn. I love the crisp sunny days, the colorful leaves, the bountiful fresh produce, the festivals and festivities, being able to cook and bake again without overheating the house.... anyway I thought I'd share something else I've been working on for my shop for fall.

I think they will be so fun to decorate scrapbook pages, cards, or strung as a little mini banner for your house. I haven't decided when I'm going to reopen my little shop yet... probably later in September after the initial back to school craziness has worn off. I'll let you know! ;)

Have a great Monday everyone! I'm off to can pickles, peaches, jam, make pies, and freeze some of the 100+ lbs of produce we picked at the Green Bluff Growers (one of my families favorite places to go) this weekend. It's going to be a busy couple of days!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer PLEASE stay...

don't go yet. We are not ready. I don't want to appear to needy, but we have not had enough of your loveliness. I know... we have had a lot of fun. We have traveled, had visitors, frolicked in the wilderness, swam and sunbathed, played and laughed ourselves silly, stayed up late, and slept in.

We have pushed schedules and to do lists aside and enjoyed all you have to offer... but I say again we are not ready to say goodbye. Just a bit longer please?

...because when you go this year you are taking 2 of my babies with you. That dreaded date, August 25th, is close on the horizon and when it arrives I will lose the best you have to offer. Time with my kiddos. You see, dear summer, when you leave they go back to school and I'm just not ready. Little Miss starts Kindergarten and Big Brother moves onto First Grade... Little Brother and I will be so lonely for them.

So you see dear summer, why we need you to stay a bit longer. Maybe you could add just a few more hours to each day, stretch them out a touch more? 2 1/2 months is just not enough!